PhD Opportunity

The Science of Learning Strategic Research Theme (SoL-SRT) hosted by the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong is a concentration of highly research-intensive academics working across disciplines to explore issues related to learning and cognition. SoL-SRT promotes and builds capacity for multidisciplinary research programs that advance the understanding of human learning as multilevel phenomena involving interactions across hierarchically nested levels from neural processes and connections to individual, organizational and social levels of functioning and interactions.

One PhD studentship in the area of data mining of online learning in health sciences education is available for the 2015 intake (submission date April 30, 2014). The candidate should have a master’s degree or high level honours and research interests in inquiry-based learning in online environments. Expertise in the area of learning analytics will be regarded favorably.

Contact supervisors: Associate Professor Susan Bridges ( ), Professor Nancy Law ( )

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